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Boo at the Zoo 2019

10-31-2019

Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Sat, Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

Bring your little superhero, princess, or pirate to Boo at the Zoo this October when Cheyenne Mountain Zoo comes alive with the spirit of Halloween.

Boo at the Zoo is a fun, enjoyable and safe trick-or-treating event for local families. Set in a...

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Bring your little superhero, princess, or pirate to Boo at the Zoo this October when Cheyenne Mountain Zoo comes alive with the spirit of Halloween.

Boo at the Zoo is a fun, enjoyable and safe trick-or-treating event for local families. Set in a unique environment, attendees will enjoy all the Zoo has to offer, while feeling good about collecting candy made with sustainable palm oil to help protect wild orangutans!

Put on your costume and bring your trick-or-treat bag to the wildest Halloween event in town. It’ll be a frightfully good time!

Nights are likely to sell out, so buy your tickets early. Plus, when you buy online, you’ll save $5 per ticket! Tickets go on sale Friday, September 6.

  • On-site parking is first-come, first-served. If our parking lot is full when you arrive, watch for signs to be directed to a free shuttle at a nearby off-site location.

For all the details, please visit cmzoo.org/boo.

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Tags:   Family FunSpecial Events

Rocky Horror Picture Show

11-02-2019

Presented by Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Melodrama at Iron Springs Chateau, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 25 @ 9:00 pm Sat, Oct 26 @ 9:00 pm Thu, Oct 31 @ 9:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Nov 01 @ 9:00 pm Sat, Nov 02 @ 9:00 pm - less dates and times

We are waiting in anticipation for the Rocky Horror Picture Show this Halloween.

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite...

[more+]

We are waiting in anticipation for the Rocky Horror Picture Show this Halloween.

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist.

As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler.

Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky."

All seats are general admission.

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Tags:   Music & DanceTheatre & Film

Mad Science Day!

10-26-2019

Presented by Space Foundation Discovery Center at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 26 @ 10:00 am

Come dressed in costume and experience our Mad Science laboratories.

Activities include:

  • Mad Scientist demonstration stations and other hands-on activities.
  • Mars Robotics Laboratory: Try your hand at driving rovers around a simulated Mars...
[more+]

Come dressed in costume and experience our Mad Science laboratories.

Activities include:

  • Mad Scientist demonstration stations and other hands-on activities.
  • Mars Robotics Laboratory: Try your hand at driving rovers around a simulated Mars pumpkin patch!
  • Science On a Sphere® special presentations.
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Tags:   Classes & WorkshopsFamily Fun

Creepy Crawlies at Cave of the Winds

10-26-2019

Presented by Cave of the Winds at Cave of the Winds, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 26 @ 11:00 am

It’s getting creepy at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park as we prepare for Halloween and Nature’s Educators to visit us at the cave!

This educational wildlife program was established to bring animals into nature centers, classrooms and events...

[more+]

It’s getting creepy at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park as we prepare for Halloween and Nature’s Educators to visit us at the cave!

This educational wildlife program was established to bring animals into nature centers, classrooms and events to educate the public about wildlife and help create a healthy respect and understanding of all animals.

See you all at the cave!

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Tags:   Free Events Special Events Sports & OutdoorsFamily Fun

'Artemis: Return to the Moon'

10-30-2019

Presented by Space Foundation Discovery Center at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm

In 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts left the surface of the Moon for the final time to return back to Earth. Nearly 50 years later, NASA has developed a plan to visit our closest neighbor once again.

Join us as we:

  • Build and launch mini rockets.
  • ...

[more+]

In 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts left the surface of the Moon for the final time to return back to Earth. Nearly 50 years later, NASA has developed a plan to visit our closest neighbor once again.

Join us as we:

  • Build and launch mini rockets.
  • Explore the lunar terrain in Virtual Reality.
  • Tour our Discovery Center gallery filled with artifacts.
  • Night Sky Viewing: Saturn and Andromeda (weather permitting).
  • Science On a Sphere® Presentations.
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Tags:   Sports & OutdoorsFamily Fun

Happy Halloween!

10-31-2019

Presented by Space Foundation Discovery Center at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 31 @ 10:00 am

Join us for Halloween trick-or-treating — come dressed in a costume and try your hand at driving rovers around a simulated Mars pumpkin patch!

Join us for Halloween trick-or-treating — come dressed in a costume and try your hand at driving rovers around a simulated Mars pumpkin patch!

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Tags:   Special EventsFamily Fun

Homeschool Day: Space Business

11-06-2019

Presented by Space Foundation Discovery Center at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Nov 06 @ 10:00 am

Space business is booming now that private companies are participating in space exploration! Let's explore what new technologies and ideas have been generated from space engineering.

Items range from cell phones to memory foam!

Activities...

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Space business is booming now that private companies are participating in space exploration! Let's explore what new technologies and ideas have been generated from space engineering.

Items range from cell phones to memory foam!

Activities include:

  • Visit with our Special Guest: Carah Barbarick, Space Foundation. Carah presents Space Certified and NASA Tech Transfer products that we use everyday in the AGI Space Missions Laboratory
  • Science On a Sphere® presentations: Space Business
  • STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) activities and crafts
  • Jeff Gonyea, Creator of Zack and Zoey Adventures, presents his magazine “S.T.E.M. to Bloom" – 10:30 a.m.
  • Create your OWN Space Business, with logos and budgets in our Education Activity Center!
  • Drive model rovers in our Mars Robotics Laboratory
  • and so much more!
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Tags:   Classes & WorkshopsFamily Fun

Homeschool Day: History of ISS and Year in Review

12-04-2019

Presented by Space Foundation Discovery Center at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Dec 04 @ 10:00 am

What is the International Space Station (ISS)? How did it get there?  Visit the Discovery Center on Homeschool Day to find out and learn so much more!

Our focus this month is the history of the ISS and all that has happened this year in...

[more+]

What is the International Space Station (ISS)? How did it get there?  Visit the Discovery Center on Homeschool Day to find out and learn so much more!

Our focus this month is the history of the ISS and all that has happened this year in space.

Special Guest and Activities include:

  • "Space Station Vacation" brought to you by the author herself, Darlina Chambers Eichman! She will also do a Mission Patch activity with the kids.  Book signing available too!
  • Science On a Sphere® presentation: History of the ISS and 2019 year in review.
  • STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) activity: Hour of Code (www.code.org) in our AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory.
  • Postcards from home: send to the astronauts aboard the ISS in the Education Activity Center!
  • Assemble the ISS in the Education Activity Center.
  • and so much more

Darlina Chambers Eichman enjoyed her educational career, teaching science for grades K-9, the Space Foundation (under NASA contracts), and technology-based educational corporations.

Today she takes pleasure in writing fiction about characters who have futuristic adventures.  Darlina’s published work includes several short stories and her most recent picture book Space Station Vacation.

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Tags:   Classes & WorkshopsFamily Fun

Gold Camp Christmas

12-07-2019

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at City of Cripple Creek, Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 11:30 am Sat, Dec 07 @ 9:00 am

Holiday activities will kick off with the nightly Gold Camp Christmas Holiday Headframe Lighting throughout Cripple Creek and Victor.

Experience the lights in the Gold Camp by taking a drive (with your favorite Christmas tunes playing) on a...

[more+]

Holiday activities will kick off with the nightly Gold Camp Christmas Holiday Headframe Lighting throughout Cripple Creek and Victor.

Experience the lights in the Gold Camp by taking a drive (with your favorite Christmas tunes playing) on a self-guided tour through our area as our mine headframes are decorated with large Christmas light displays. Would you prefer a guided tour? Then be sure to check out the detailed schedule of events for the time and date for the guided tour over the main event weekend.

While activities will be happening all month long, our main event weekend is packed full of fun activities that are too good to miss! Stop by the Christmas Craft Fair where you can find items made by local crafters and win prizes!

Decorated Christmas trees, available for purchase through the Live Tree Auction, will be on display for your enjoyment and holiday decorating inspiration. Don’t miss our Christmas Parade with appearances from Santa, as well as several parade participants who will be showing off their interpretation of this year’s theme.

Festive activities for children include gift making, crafts, a scavenger hunt, skating around the Christmas Tree, gingerbread ornament decorating and numerous opportunities to whisper Christmas wishes in Santa’s ear! And, of course, no Christmas would be complete without s’mores and marshmallows roasting on an open fire and free hot chocolate and cider to warm your hands and soul.

Visit our website to learn more!

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Tags:   Family Fun Free Events History & Heritage Sports & OutdoorsSpecial Events

Cripple Creek Ice Festival: Theme TBD

02-16-2020

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 08 @ 8:00 am Sun, Feb 09 @ 8:00 am Sat, Feb 15 @ 8:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Feb 16 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

The Cripple Creek Ice Festival is a spectacular event. Come watch ice sculptors carve ice into beautiful works of art that will amaze you.

2020 marks the 13th year for this premiere event. Past themes have included a Mythological Wonderland,...

[more+]

The Cripple Creek Ice Festival is a spectacular event. Come watch ice sculptors carve ice into beautiful works of art that will amaze you.

2020 marks the 13th year for this premiere event. Past themes have included a Mythological Wonderland, Story Time, Under the Sea, a Military Salute Carved in Ice, a Rocky Mountain Wonderland, the Old West and a Safari theme.

This year’s theme is TBD

The Cripple Creek Ice Festival features numerous fun events to enjoy throughout the two event weekends. Interactive sculptures are available for event attendees to climb on and to have a Kodak moment. Several sculptures are made just for kids, with a fun ice slide and an ice maze that are all made of ice. Street vendors have just the perfect thing to bring home as a memento of your visit here!

There will be free off-street parking. For shuttle service, please contact 719-689-7711.

Also – Don’t miss the Ice & Art Fest at the Heritage Center from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. daily throughout Ice Fest. Meet the artists Saturday, February 8 from 1-4 p.m. Hors-d’oeuvres and wine will be served.

Featured Artists include:

  • Thomas Barlow
  • Sub Zero
  • Snice Carvings
  • All Cool Ice
  • Ice Cubed of Denver
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Tags:   Family Fun Free Events Sports & Outdoors Visual ArtsSpecial Events

Boo at the Zoo 2019

10-31-2019

Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Sat, Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

Bring your little superhero, princess, or pirate to Boo at the Zoo this October when Cheyenne Mountain Zoo comes alive with the spirit of Halloween.

Boo at the Zoo is a fun, enjoyable and safe trick-or-treating event for local families. Set in a...

[more+]

Bring your little superhero, princess, or pirate to Boo at the Zoo this October when Cheyenne Mountain Zoo comes alive with the spirit of Halloween.

Boo at the Zoo is a fun, enjoyable and safe trick-or-treating event for local families. Set in a unique environment, attendees will enjoy all the Zoo has to offer, while feeling good about collecting candy made with sustainable palm oil to help protect wild orangutans!

Put on your costume and bring your trick-or-treat bag to the wildest Halloween event in town. It’ll be a frightfully good time!

Nights are likely to sell out, so buy your tickets early. Plus, when you buy online, you’ll save $5 per ticket! Tickets go on sale Friday, September 6.

  • On-site parking is first-come, first-served. If our parking lot is full when you arrive, watch for signs to be directed to a free shuttle at a nearby off-site location.

For all the details, please visit cmzoo.org/boo.

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Tags:   Family FunSpecial Events

Rocky Horror Picture Show

11-02-2019

Presented by Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Melodrama at Iron Springs Chateau, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 25 @ 9:00 pm Sat, Oct 26 @ 9:00 pm Thu, Oct 31 @ 9:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Nov 01 @ 9:00 pm Sat, Nov 02 @ 9:00 pm - less dates and times

We are waiting in anticipation for the Rocky Horror Picture Show this Halloween.

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite...

[more+]

We are waiting in anticipation for the Rocky Horror Picture Show this Halloween.

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist.

As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler.

Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky."

All seats are general admission.

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Tags:   Music & DanceTheatre & Film

Mad Science Day!

10-26-2019

Presented by Space Foundation Discovery Center at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 26 @ 10:00 am

Come dressed in costume and experience our Mad Science laboratories.

Activities include:

  • Mad Scientist demonstration stations and other hands-on activities.
  • Mars Robotics Laboratory: Try your hand at driving rovers around a simulated Mars...
[more+]

Come dressed in costume and experience our Mad Science laboratories.

Activities include:

  • Mad Scientist demonstration stations and other hands-on activities.
  • Mars Robotics Laboratory: Try your hand at driving rovers around a simulated Mars pumpkin patch!
  • Science On a Sphere® special presentations.
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Tags:   Classes & WorkshopsFamily Fun

Creepy Crawlies at Cave of the Winds

10-26-2019

Presented by Cave of the Winds at Cave of the Winds, Manitou Springs
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 26 @ 11:00 am

It’s getting creepy at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park as we prepare for Halloween and Nature’s Educators to visit us at the cave!

This educational wildlife program was established to bring animals into nature centers, classrooms and events...

[more+]

It’s getting creepy at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park as we prepare for Halloween and Nature’s Educators to visit us at the cave!

This educational wildlife program was established to bring animals into nature centers, classrooms and events to educate the public about wildlife and help create a healthy respect and understanding of all animals.

See you all at the cave!

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Tags:   Free Events Special Events Sports & OutdoorsFamily Fun

'Artemis: Return to the Moon'

10-30-2019

Presented by Space Foundation Discovery Center at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm

In 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts left the surface of the Moon for the final time to return back to Earth. Nearly 50 years later, NASA has developed a plan to visit our closest neighbor once again.

Join us as we:

  • Build and launch mini rockets.
  • ...

[more+]

In 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts left the surface of the Moon for the final time to return back to Earth. Nearly 50 years later, NASA has developed a plan to visit our closest neighbor once again.

Join us as we:

  • Build and launch mini rockets.
  • Explore the lunar terrain in Virtual Reality.
  • Tour our Discovery Center gallery filled with artifacts.
  • Night Sky Viewing: Saturn and Andromeda (weather permitting).
  • Science On a Sphere® Presentations.
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Tags:   Sports & OutdoorsFamily Fun

Happy Halloween!

10-31-2019

Presented by Space Foundation Discovery Center at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 31 @ 10:00 am

Join us for Halloween trick-or-treating — come dressed in a costume and try your hand at driving rovers around a simulated Mars pumpkin patch!

Join us for Halloween trick-or-treating — come dressed in a costume and try your hand at driving rovers around a simulated Mars pumpkin patch!

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Tags:   Special EventsFamily Fun

Homeschool Day: Space Business

11-06-2019

Presented by Space Foundation Discovery Center at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Nov 06 @ 10:00 am

Space business is booming now that private companies are participating in space exploration! Let's explore what new technologies and ideas have been generated from space engineering.

Items range from cell phones to memory foam!

Activities...

[more+]

Space business is booming now that private companies are participating in space exploration! Let's explore what new technologies and ideas have been generated from space engineering.

Items range from cell phones to memory foam!

Activities include:

  • Visit with our Special Guest: Carah Barbarick, Space Foundation. Carah presents Space Certified and NASA Tech Transfer products that we use everyday in the AGI Space Missions Laboratory
  • Science On a Sphere® presentations: Space Business
  • STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) activities and crafts
  • Jeff Gonyea, Creator of Zack and Zoey Adventures, presents his magazine “S.T.E.M. to Bloom" – 10:30 a.m.
  • Create your OWN Space Business, with logos and budgets in our Education Activity Center!
  • Drive model rovers in our Mars Robotics Laboratory
  • and so much more!
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Tags:   Classes & WorkshopsFamily Fun

Homeschool Day: History of ISS and Year in Review

12-04-2019

Presented by Space Foundation Discovery Center at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Dec 04 @ 10:00 am

What is the International Space Station (ISS)? How did it get there?  Visit the Discovery Center on Homeschool Day to find out and learn so much more!

Our focus this month is the history of the ISS and all that has happened this year in...

[more+]

What is the International Space Station (ISS)? How did it get there?  Visit the Discovery Center on Homeschool Day to find out and learn so much more!

Our focus this month is the history of the ISS and all that has happened this year in space.

Special Guest and Activities include:

  • "Space Station Vacation" brought to you by the author herself, Darlina Chambers Eichman! She will also do a Mission Patch activity with the kids.  Book signing available too!
  • Science On a Sphere® presentation: History of the ISS and 2019 year in review.
  • STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) activity: Hour of Code (www.code.org) in our AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory.
  • Postcards from home: send to the astronauts aboard the ISS in the Education Activity Center!
  • Assemble the ISS in the Education Activity Center.
  • and so much more

Darlina Chambers Eichman enjoyed her educational career, teaching science for grades K-9, the Space Foundation (under NASA contracts), and technology-based educational corporations.

Today she takes pleasure in writing fiction about characters who have futuristic adventures.  Darlina’s published work includes several short stories and her most recent picture book Space Station Vacation.

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Tags:   Classes & WorkshopsFamily Fun

Gold Camp Christmas

12-07-2019

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at City of Cripple Creek, Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 06 @ 11:30 am Sat, Dec 07 @ 9:00 am

Holiday activities will kick off with the nightly Gold Camp Christmas Holiday Headframe Lighting throughout Cripple Creek and Victor.

Experience the lights in the Gold Camp by taking a drive (with your favorite Christmas tunes playing) on a...

[more+]

Holiday activities will kick off with the nightly Gold Camp Christmas Holiday Headframe Lighting throughout Cripple Creek and Victor.

Experience the lights in the Gold Camp by taking a drive (with your favorite Christmas tunes playing) on a self-guided tour through our area as our mine headframes are decorated with large Christmas light displays. Would you prefer a guided tour? Then be sure to check out the detailed schedule of events for the time and date for the guided tour over the main event weekend.

While activities will be happening all month long, our main event weekend is packed full of fun activities that are too good to miss! Stop by the Christmas Craft Fair where you can find items made by local crafters and win prizes!

Decorated Christmas trees, available for purchase through the Live Tree Auction, will be on display for your enjoyment and holiday decorating inspiration. Don’t miss our Christmas Parade with appearances from Santa, as well as several parade participants who will be showing off their interpretation of this year’s theme.

Festive activities for children include gift making, crafts, a scavenger hunt, skating around the Christmas Tree, gingerbread ornament decorating and numerous opportunities to whisper Christmas wishes in Santa’s ear! And, of course, no Christmas would be complete without s’mores and marshmallows roasting on an open fire and free hot chocolate and cider to warm your hands and soul.

Visit our website to learn more!

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Tags:   Family Fun Free Events History & Heritage Sports & OutdoorsSpecial Events

Cripple Creek Ice Festival: Theme TBD

02-16-2020

Presented by City of Cripple Creek at Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 08 @ 8:00 am Sun, Feb 09 @ 8:00 am Sat, Feb 15 @ 8:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Feb 16 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

The Cripple Creek Ice Festival is a spectacular event. Come watch ice sculptors carve ice into beautiful works of art that will amaze you.

2020 marks the 13th year for this premiere event. Past themes have included a Mythological Wonderland,...

[more+]

The Cripple Creek Ice Festival is a spectacular event. Come watch ice sculptors carve ice into beautiful works of art that will amaze you.

2020 marks the 13th year for this premiere event. Past themes have included a Mythological Wonderland, Story Time, Under the Sea, a Military Salute Carved in Ice, a Rocky Mountain Wonderland, the Old West and a Safari theme.

This year’s theme is TBD

The Cripple Creek Ice Festival features numerous fun events to enjoy throughout the two event weekends. Interactive sculptures are available for event attendees to climb on and to have a Kodak moment. Several sculptures are made just for kids, with a fun ice slide and an ice maze that are all made of ice. Street vendors have just the perfect thing to bring home as a memento of your visit here!

There will be free off-street parking. For shuttle service, please contact 719-689-7711.

Also – Don’t miss the Ice & Art Fest at the Heritage Center from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. daily throughout Ice Fest. Meet the artists Saturday, February 8 from 1-4 p.m. Hors-d’oeuvres and wine will be served.

Featured Artists include:

  • Thomas Barlow
  • Sub Zero
  • Snice Carvings
  • All Cool Ice
  • Ice Cubed of Denver
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Tags:   Family Fun Free Events Sports & Outdoors Visual ArtsSpecial Events

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